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The first two Bandy World Championships Y-23 were held in 1990 and 1992, but then there was a long time with no Y-23 championship until it was taken up again in 2011. It is now held biannually, with the next event scheduled for December 2015.
The designation is sometimes given as U-21 instead of Y-23 or U-23, probably as a way to compare it to the U-21 competitions in association football (indeed, the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was originally for under-23 teams).
The Russian Y23 team won the last World Championship Y23, which was held in Obukhovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia, on 6–8 December 2013. Russia defeated Sweden in the final and Finland beat Norway for the bronze medals. Kazakhstan also participated.
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- Anastasia Prokopyeva (11 December 2013). "Russia wins gold at Y-23 FIB Bandy World Championship". In Kuzbass. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Чемпионат мира среди молодёжных команд (U-23) - 2013". rusbandy.ru. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "World Championship U23". FlashScore. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
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